Author Archive: John Spiridigliozzi

Mick’s Memo – What’s the Faith of a Generation Worth?

At our last Leadership X-change meeting Sunday afternoon we pondered the question, “What is a generation worth?”  We looked into the statistics researchers have gathered about the religious views and concepts of truth held by Americans in general and especially among the millennial and younger generation.  Reliable surveys now indicate that roughly 25% of Americans […]

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Mick’s Memo – A Friend Worth Pursuing

A Friend Worth Pursuing Most of us filter our friendships.  We keep a distance at first when we are introduced to new people.  Some of us are more cautious than others.  Sometimes we have been “burned” or hurt by someone, so we guard against letting someone new get close enough to do similar damage.  First […]

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Mick’s Memo – Love, The Highest Standard

Thanks for your prayers and many encouraging acts of love—homemade soup, concerned care from my Doc, being “grounded” by the elders and Howard Carr subbing for me.  The Lord willing and voice cooperating I expect to finish our Hebrews series this weekend. Happy Valentine’s Day!  This (I’m writing Thursday) marks the 49th anniversary of Betsy […]

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Mick’s Memo – Finishing the Race

The Apostle Paul and the writer of Hebrews both drew upon the principles of athletics and running in their teaching.  As we conclude our sermon series from Hebrews this Sunday, we will consider the exhortations that conclude the litany of “faith heroes” in chapter 11.  Another familiar use of the metaphor is found in Paul’s […]

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Mick’s Memo – Relational Faith

The words belief, trust and faith are often used interchangeably, both in contemporary communication and in the language of the New Testament.  They are certainly connected. What I believe to be true, I act upon as though it is fact, putting my trust in the truth claim or the object or the person involved.  For […]

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